The “Voice of the Auburn Tigers” Rod Bramblett, and his wife Paula, were killed in an auto accident on Saturday. According to Auburn police and Lee County Coroner, Bill Harris, the 52-year-old Bramblett and his 53-year-old wife were in a 2017 Toyota Highlander that was struck in the rear by a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by a 16-year-old. The teen was taken to East Alabama Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries
Rod Bramblett, the driver of the Highlander was airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, where he later died from a closed head injury. Paula Bramblett was also airlifted from the scene but had to be diverted to East Alabama Medical Center due to the severity of her injuries. She was pronounced dead in the emergency room from multiple internal injuries.
The coroner said alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the crash. The accident remains under investigation by Auburn police and the Lee County Coroner’s Office.
Bramblett has been broadcasting Auburn baseball games since 1993, and has been the lead Auburn broadcaster since 2003. He was named Sports Illustrated’s Sports Broadcaster of the Year in 2013.
Funeral services for Paula and Rod Bramblett will take place Thursday May 30th at 2:00pm inside Auburn Arena. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon – 2:00. The service is open to the public. There will be a private burial for the family following the service. Rev. Dr. George Mathison will officiate.
WEIS Radio has been an Auburn Network affiliate since 1962 and our thoughts and prayers are with the Bramblett family and the Auburn nation.